Real Life Advice

What Love REALLY Means!

Raised by two people extremely critical of everyone around us, I absorbed judging others with my mother’s milk. Then I hung around unkind, unloving, critical people and my goose sizzled. […]

HANDY HOUSEHOLD SIGNS

I use this sign for privacy. It seems to work among those who can read and are not too hotheaded to ignore it. For quiet Sunday afternoons. This ones on […]

THIS BLOG IS MY THOREAU JOURNAL

When you start to blog, they tell you the only way it will succeed is if you make it about one single thing. If you’re a writer who begins to […]

ON KNOWING YOUR PLACE

Like me, sunflowers are not good companion plants but they are do serve as a reminder not to suck up all the air and water around you and then complain […]

ON TELLING STORIES

From an otherwise undistinguished prewar children’s anthology I found this picture with no story attached. In a cold European forest at night this poor but bright young man tells the […]

GRACE OF DANCING

“When old and lame, the wise woman knows best the grace of dancing,” is probably my favorite of the renkus out here. Haven’t found yet who said it but it […]